What Was Your First Summer Job? [VIDEO]
Even celebs had to start somewhere! Talk about a crappy job!
My first "real" job was as a cashier at Quality Markets in Lakewood. I made $4.15 an hour, if memory serves me correctly. I probably pulled about 30 to 40 hours a week after school let out.
We asked you, what was YOUR first summer job as a kid? Some of the answers on our text line (716-241-9696) :
- Amy / Depew: First job was babysitting at age 10 for 50 cents per hour. Real job working at the bowling alley front counter for 1.65 an hour!
- Donna / Akron: First summer job was babysitting A 5 year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl at an apartment complex five days a week 7 AM to 6 PM and was paid $35 a week. This was in 1972. I was 15 years old and wanted the money to buy a pair of hard contact lenses, which at the time were $300
- Michelle / Williamsville: The year after I graduated high school I pushed a pop cart around Niagara Falls (Goat Island). Once I was brave (or stupid) and punched it down terrapin point. Ok, fine. But, then I had to push it back up. Not smart, Shell, not smart. I don't remember the pay, but it wasn't much
We also want to remind you that Lemonade Day is THIS SATURDAY! It may not be a "real job", per se, but it is designed to help kids understand the value of a dollar...plus how to budget, how to run their own business, and maybe become entrepreneurs! Get all the details here, and watch for Mix 96 in the Amherst / Williamsville area! (The Mix 96 stand was won by 1st grader Ava Carter...you can see if at the Transit Rd/Williamsville Valu Home Centers location!)